In Loving Memory of Joan Rivers in Her Early Career

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1965 Press Party, New York Jerry Terrence Original Carpet Bags Joan Rivers (center), Jerry Terence (right)

Jerry Terrence Original is grieved by the loss of Joan Rivers, a woman of many talents who brought joy to every room she entered. We had the honor of working with Joan back in January of 1965 less than a month before her career kicked off with her first appearance on the TV program of the Tonight Show. At the time we held a press party for the big launch of our newest Jerry Terrence Original Carpet Bag Spring line collection “Neptune Cloth”. While in need of a good hostess, Joan Rivers came highly recommended to us through a number of sources, to meet and mingle with our celebrity guests. Naturally, she took over the room with her adorning looks, witty personality and pleasant humor. Out of the 50 years we have been business selling designer handbags, we have yet to find any other woman like Joan Rivers; she is one of a kind. We’d like to send our regards out to the family, QVC and all of those who have been directly affected by not just her passing but by the bountiful memories she has left behind touching the lives of so many people. Joan Rivers was a remarkable woman. May she rest in style just as she lived.

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Joan Rivers hosting Jerry Terrence Original Press Party

Jerry Terrence Original Video Promo Reel!

Teaser Promo Video Reel with our “Carpetbag Song” from the 60’s! 


DONNA LOREN Super cute Vintage SHINDIG Vid & Carpetbag Fun Pics! (1965)

Donna Loren‘s live performance of “Shakin’ All Over” with the Shindig Dancers aired on 7-7-65. This video is so incredibly stylish in every possible way! (We have been practicing the back-up dancers moves, so we can impress the locals at our next shindig 🙂

Donna has re-recorded this song on her new CD “Love It Away” (and BTW, she still looks #amaze!) You can dig it at:…

And here’s some super cute images of Donna posing for Jerry Terrence back in 1965 with his debut carpetbag collection!

USA Trash Talks Russian Fashion Sense (1960’s Ad)

How funny (but mostly pretty mean) is this Ad from the 60’s?

We discovered this Ad it in an old 60’s business digest mag or something, but thought it to be VERY relative to current events… (aka Sochi, Russia Olympics 2014). We decided to not comment directly in regards to the above campaign (?), but would be interested to hear any of our viewers thoughts/responses- So, feel free to leave a comment/start a forum below if you so desire!

We will leave you with this (mildly irrelevent, yet deemed important) observational statement::

“60’s ads are proving to have WAAAY more “Tough-Guy-In-Your-Face-And-Straight-To-The-Point”  content than our seemingly “Let’s-Try-And-Please-Everyone-To-Avoid-Conflict-And-Get-The-Most-Likes” ad’s of today (hey, we said seemingly…)”. Don’t quote us on that BTW 🙂

In conclusion, Go Team USA!!!






Flashback Friday! The Mini-Scarf & Such…

Mini Scarves. or “Ski Scarves” were all the rage in the 1960’s.

In the world of fashion accessories, these scarves are cozy, stylish and best of all, super easy to wear – no need to wrap, tie or knot! Just pull on and go!
imageHere’s some really cute mini-scarves from Max Mara:

We also grabbed this ad from Glamour Mag (circa 1967!) about ways to wear a brooch!


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“Then & Now”: Vintage Ads Predict The Future (!)

People were so smart back then….

Have you ever done the “that was then, this is now” conversations before? Like, perhaps with an older family member?
Well, we dug up some very fascinating vintage photos/videos that kinda made some surprisingly accurate predictions of the future (aka “now”)- giving our previous generations some well-deserved credit on their technological capabilities.
Anyway, check this content out for yourself…

(Upon review, you may even end up holding off on the “still using dial-up” wisecracks you had aimed at your elders this holiday season…A high-five would be more appropriate, don’t you think? 🙂

When Western Electric pushed the invention of a phone crossed with a TV set they probably had no idea that we would be able to do such a thing on our mobiles pretty much anywhere (that has a decent signal)
When Western Electric pushed the invention of a phone crossed with a TV set they probably had no idea that we would be able to do such a thing on our mobiles pretty much anywhere (that has a decent signal)
This illustration seems to predict the rise of solar power, which can make households self-sufficient,
This illustration seems to predict the rise of solar power, which can make households self-sufficient,
At a time when chalkboards were still the norm and long before interactive white boards were introduced, this 'virtual classroom' was predicted in Arthur Radebaugh's Sunday comic, Closer Than We Think.
At a time when chalkboards were still the norm and long before interactive white boards were introduced, this ‘virtual classroom’ was predicted in Arthur Radebaugh’s Sunday comic, Closer Than We Think.

1. Walter Cronkite in the Living Room of 2001
This 1967 view of how we’d control our home entertainment is a little off, but the concepts are solid.

2. Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet
Filmed in the ’70s, Arthur C. Clarke speaks about his vision for the Internet and computing in 2001.

The World in 2014 as Predicted by Isaac Asimov
During the World’s Fair in New York in 1964, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made ​​predictions about how the world would be 50 years later, which were published in thenewspaper The New York Times. Reading them today, you can see that the authormanaged to predict nearly all modern technological achievements!

According to Asimov, half of the electricity in 2014 will be produced by nuclear power plants, and solar power stations will operate in the vast deserts of Arizona and Kazakhstan. The connection will be satellite-based and spacecraft will successfully reach Mars.

These were actually fantasies of Asimov, who confirmed that the phones will become mobile and pocket-sized and that their screens will allows us to read books and see the photos.

Technical devices will work without wires, and long-lasting or rechargeable batteries will be used instead.

Films will be projected in three-dimensional form and time for cooking food and doing boring housework will be significantly reduced thanks to household appliances with automatic timers: toasters, ovens, coffee machines, etc.

According to Asimov, the view of the city of 2014 will change: some buildings and a large part of the urban area will be under the ground because in this way it will be possible to save energy for heating homes in the winter and cooling in the summer (Already today there are underground parking garages and whole malls!). On the surface there will be parks, backyard and even grazing animals.

The means of transport, in accordance with the provisions of the writer, will cease to come into contact with the road, but will fly above the ground at a height of about one meter. The river and sea vessels will glide over the water and the speed will increase significantly.

Also Asimov predicted that in 2014 the Earth’s population will increase to 6.5 billion and that 350 million people will live in the U.S. (on June 1, 2013, the U.S. recorded 316 million). Population growth will force humanity to search for new food resources in the Arctic and in the deserts. For example, microorganisms that will transform yeasts and algae into nutrient foods will be used.

According to forecasts of the author, the main problem of humanity in 2014 will be as strange as it may seem – the boredom! For this reason psychology will be incredibly developed and psychotherapists will have very great prestige.

Today, all mentioned above seem to us ordinary and mundane while in 1964 these were bold, original and absolutely fantastic thoughts. Despite the fact that not all the Asimov’s ideas came true till now, maybe we will see them getting real in the not so distant future!

Happy Holidays!







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Flashback Friday: Funny 60’s Ads + Vintage Beatles / Elvis Articles!

Happy Flashback Friday!

This week we bring you a look back at the simpler days in life…

We grabbed some ads / interesting article from Glamour Mag (circa 1967!):

And here’s some cool Beatles / Elvis articles from a Screen Stories (circa 1968) and Silver Screen (circa 1666) for you to scope out!

THE BEATLES / Screen Stories (1968)

ELVIS / Silver Screen (1966)




Flashback Friday: Old School Carpetbag Pics!

Let’s Take A Carpetbag Ride to the 60’s!

This afternoon we were excited to leaf through some amazing original black & white Jerry Terrence photos..

We picked a few  to share! We had cutie-pie actress/singer Donna Lauren as one of our feature models, as well as these other fab hipsters.

Oldie but goody pics from the original days of JT Carpetbag!

Here’s a cool infographic about our company history!

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Stay tuned for more Vintage Photos next Flashback Friday!